It looks like the Seahawks will have cornerback Richard Sherman for the playoffs after all.
Sherman has been waiting for word on the league’s ruling on his appeal of a four-game suspension for violating the league policy on performance-enhancing drugs that would have cost him Week 17 and any playoff games up to the Super Bowl if it was upheld. He went to New York to appeal the suspension last week and tweeted Thursday that he was victorious.
Thank you @nfl for upholding the truth! To the 12s Thank you your faith is rewarded! Thank you lord—
Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) December 27, 2012
Sherman’s appeal reportedly focused on the chain of custody of his urine specimen being broken when the collector put his damaged cup in another cup in order to contain any spillage. Sherman argued that the seal was not intact on the second cup, which, to his way of thinking, invalidated the positive test. The league apparently agreed and the Seahawks, who will get cornerback Brandon Browner back from his four-game suspension in their first playoff game, will be at full strength for the postseason.